Wheatstone bridge

noun
Wheat·​stone bridge | \ ˈ(h)wēt-ˌstōn- How to pronounce Wheatstone bridge (audio) , chiefly British -stən- \

Definition of Wheatstone bridge

: an electrical bridge consisting of two branches of a parallel circuit joined by a galvanometer and used for determining the value of an unknown resistance in one of the branches

First Known Use of Wheatstone bridge

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Wheatstone bridge

Sir Charles Wheatstone

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“Wheatstone bridge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wheatstone%20bridge. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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Wheatstone bridge

noun
Wheat·​stone bridge | \ ˌhwēt-ˌstōn-, ˌwēt-, chiefly British -stən- \

Medical Definition of Wheatstone bridge

: a bridge for measuring electrical resistances that consists of a conductor joining two branches of a circuit

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